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         Alun Jones (Security MVP Reconnect) writes about security, cryptography, SSL, PKI, and pretty much anything else that bothers him enough.

Archive for December, 2008

December 26, 2008

Sad notes – passed over Christmas.

Filed under: Miscellany - not security @ 4:42 pm

I’m very sad to note that Eartha Kitt has died – even in her eighties, the woman simply embodied sexiness. Truly the best Catwoman ever. And as the voice of Kaa, in The Jungle Book, purely hypnotic. [To those of you who are saying “huh? Winnie the Pooh played Kaa, just before he testified to […]

December 25, 2008

Running out of disk space? How’s your logs?

I ran out of disk space today. This is not entirely a new issue for me, because I like to listen to BBC Radio from back home, and my only way to do that is to download the shows overnight so I can listen to them the next day. [I’m not allowed that sort of […]

December 9, 2008

Redmond Report says “Vista Kernel Flawed”

Filed under: General Security,Windows Vista @ 10:52 pm

This is just some lovely reporting: Vista Kernel Ready To Pop? Vista, due largely to its lockdown of user rights, is far more secure than XP. But it’s not 100 percent safe. In fact, the kernel itself has an issue that could lead to buffer overflow attacks, or so says security company Phion. Well, that’s […]

December 1, 2008

News: Apple, Linux Users repeatedly mash "refresh" button

Filed under: Miscellany - not security @ 5:13 pm

Okay, so that’s just one way to explain the news story at ComputerWorld “Windows market share dives(*) below 90% for first time” – statistics don’t lie, but they don’t always answer the question you thought they did. ComputerWorld also offers other explanations than their title: Vince Vizzaccarro, Net Applications’ executive vice president of marketing, attributed Windows’ […]

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